The Thing You Think You Cannot Do - Thirty Truths You Need to Know Now About Fear and Courage-logo

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do - Thirty Truths You Need to Know Now About Fear and Courage

Gordon Livingston

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."-Eleanor Roosevelt. What are we afraid of and what can we do about it? Fear-of change, of intimacy, of loss, of the unknown-has become a corrosive influence in modern life, eroding our ability to think clearly. Exploited for power by politicians and for money by the media, it has become embedded in the way we think about our lives. Overcoming our fear, says Gordon Livingston, constitutes the most difficult struggle we face. Dr. Livingston, a psychiatrist, has increasingly found himself prescribing virtues like courage to his patients instead of tranquilizers or antidepressants. Here, he presents us with thirty truths that tell us all what we need to do to develop personal virtues in the face of societal and our own individual fears. And he does this with the crystalline prose and leavening wit that have made him an internationally bestselling author. As the celebrated novelist Mark Helprin has said of Dr. Livingston: "To read him is to trust him and to learn, for his life has been touched by fire, and his motives are absolutely pure."

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."-Eleanor Roosevelt. What are we afraid of and what can we do about it? Fear-of change, of intimacy, of loss, of the unknown-has become a corrosive influence in modern life, eroding our ability to think clearly. Exploited for power by politicians and for money by the media, it has become embedded in the way we think about our lives. Overcoming our fear, says Gordon Livingston, constitutes the most difficult struggle we face. Dr. Livingston, a psychiatrist, has increasingly found himself prescribing virtues like courage to his patients instead of tranquilizers or antidepressants. Here, he presents us with thirty truths that tell us all what we need to do to develop personal virtues in the face of societal and our own individual fears. And he does this with the crystalline prose and leavening wit that have made him an internationally bestselling author. As the celebrated novelist Mark Helprin has said of Dr. Livingston: "To read him is to trust him and to learn, for his life has been touched by fire, and his motives are absolutely pure."
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"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."-Eleanor Roosevelt. What are we afraid of and what can we do about it? Fear-of change, of intimacy, of loss, of the unknown-has become a corrosive influence in modern life, eroding our ability to think clearly. Exploited for power by politicians and for money by the media, it has become embedded in the way we think about our lives. Overcoming our fear, says Gordon Livingston, constitutes the most difficult struggle we face. Dr. Livingston, a psychiatrist, has increasingly found himself prescribing virtues like courage to his patients instead of tranquilizers or antidepressants. Here, he presents us with thirty truths that tell us all what we need to do to develop personal virtues in the face of societal and our own individual fears. And he does this with the crystalline prose and leavening wit that have made him an internationally bestselling author. As the celebrated novelist Mark Helprin has said of Dr. Livingston: "To read him is to trust him and to learn, for his life has been touched by fire, and his motives are absolutely pure."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

4h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

13:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:10